Magnolia champaca, Michelia champaca
The flowers from this tree are used to make the world’s most expensive perfume ‘Joy’.
Grows to the size of a small tree, 3-5m in height.
While it is a tropical tree, established plants can tolerate light frosts.
Yellow Champaca is much more cold tolerant than the white version.
This is one of the best perfume trees for your landscape. Originally from India and Indonesia.
The small trees will bloom within 2-3 years in most Australian climates.
If planting more than one, it may be best not to plant too close to the house. The perfume in the evenings can become overwhelming.